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How Much Is a Salt Facial?

Kristie Leong M.D. is a family practitioner who believes in the power of nutrition and a healthy lifestyle to prevent and fight illness.

What Is a Salt Facial?

Salt facials have been a trending treatment for years, but they’ve grown more popular recently as people focus on keeping their skin looking healthy and youthful. It’s not just celebrities like Kim Kardashian who love them. Men and women alike are discovering the benefits that this type of facial offers.

Facial Steps

Salt is a natural exfoliant when you rub it against your skin. The fine particles effectively remove dead skin cells from your face, but this facial is more than rubbing salt over damp skin. An esthetician at a spa carries out the 3-step process of administering a salt facial.

  1. First, they use a spa device that pushes the salt onto the surface of your skin.
  2. During the second step, they deliver ultrasound technology to enhance the benefits of step one. The ultrasound transducer uses sound waves to heat up the skin's outer layer and make the facial more effective.
  3. In the third step, the esthetician uses a technique called phototherapy. This process builds firmer skin at a deeper level using wavelengths of light that stimulate collagen production.

Why Should You Get a Salt Facial?

When you get this facial, the salt grains will help slough off dead skin cells that cause your skin to look dull. A salt facial can be a powerful tool for helping your face look smoother and healthier over time, but you might wonder whether it fits into your budget.

The benefits include the following:

  • Eliminating blackheads and whiteheads
  • Reducing acne and acne scarring
  • Deep cleansing pores
  • Exfoliating dead skin cells
  • Hydrating skin
  • Firming skin

How Much Is a Salt Facial?

The price of this facial depends on where you go. Some spas charge by the hour, others by the session, and some have packages that include a facial along with other services. So, it’s hard to generalize, as the price will differ depending on where you live.

The average cost of a salt facial is between $200 and $300. Some spas offer packages of 5 or 6 sessions for a flat price. With packages, you could save 20% or more compared to paying for each facial individually.

Getting a package will not only save you money but also offer you a chance to see how they work for your skin. One facial often isn’t enough to get the full benefits. Most people need a few to get the full effects.

Explore the spas in your area that offer this service by Googling “salt facial” and the name of your city. Then compare prices. Contact those that sound promising. Ask what goes into their products before committing financially or emotionally by booking an appointment.

Choose The Right Spa

Beyond price, make sure you choose a reputable spa to perform your facial. You’re trusting them with your complexion, so make sure they know what they’re doing.

Ensure that the estheticians are experienced with this procedure. Also, inquire how long they’ve been performing them. If possible, ask for a reference from a satisfied customer. Safety and skill with the technique are more important than price. So, ask lots of questions.

Here are some other tips:

  • Ask friends and family for recommendations.
  • Read reviews on social media.
  • Look for a spa that specializes in salt facials.
  • Ask about their experience with salt facials: how long they've been doing them, what kind of training they received, etc.
  • Look for a spa that uses natural salts from the Dead Sea or the Himalayas.

Ensure the spa has certified professionals on staff who know how to perform this treatment

Facials Galore

If you get visible results from getting a salt facial, it’s worth it! As always, consult with your esthetician before trying any new products and treatments. This type of facial might not be for you, but don't worry! There are so many different types out there for you to try.